Emmitt Smith, the NFL’s all-time leading rusher and a three-time Super Bowl champion with the Dallas Cowboys, recently delivered a kind of harsh criticism of Johnny Manziel’s off-field lifestyle, saying his penchant for going out and remaining in the public eye is a recipe for a short NFL career.
Smith’s old teammate, Deion Sanders, disagrees.
“The quarterback mold was created by Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Drew Brees, Tom Brady,” Sanders told the Shan & RJ show on 105.3-FM The Fan. “When we don’t see [partying] from those guys, we kind of think it’s wrong because we don’t see it. That does not mean that Johnny Manziel has done one thing wrong. We just haven’t seen something of his kind. I like it. I love change.”
During one of those infamous offseason excursions earlier this month, Manziel was seen partying with Justin Bieber--this right after Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said in the press that he’d like Johnny Football to tone it down.
But Sanders believes it’d be wrong to compare Manziel to the Biebs.
“The kid hasn’t done anything. They’re putting him out there like he’s Justin Beiber--like he’s egging folks on and doing wild and rich folks stuff. He’s not doing stuff like that. He’s a good kid.”
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